Short Summary

Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Impromptu Workday, Saturday, Feb. 5

Lynn decided the best way to free the branches was to
sit down and carefully cut the blackberry.

The Himalayan blackberries had another bad day in Garber Park today - our Blackberry Bashing Crew was back.  Today's success story - freeing a beautiful willow that is ready to leaf out into a green canopy.  Not only does Lynn receive credit for suggesting a stewardship session today, but, at the end of the day when I thanked her, she responded with, "Thank YOU for letting me come and work in Garber Park."  Gotta love that enthusiasm.  
The Restoration Site received some TLC as well today, moving us one step closer to Restoration Planting Day on Feb. 19.  See the sidebar on the right for details, contact info, and directions.  In the meantime do come and enjoy the park.
John and Bob decided to remain standing, and managed
to free a big, beautiful willow.